What does the book of Revelation mean for you?
The Bible is the history of God’s people… from Adam to Jesus and on to the founding and future of His Church. But throughout Scripture, only one book is exclusively dedicated to talking about the future: the last book of the Bible – Revelation.
This book can be overwhelming at times because it’s so filled with symbolism. But if you just look for Jesus, you’ll see Revelation is built on one premise: He is coming again!
But until He returns, God has provided us with a reminder of the remarkable promise of His second coming in the book of Revelation. And in my CD series, All Things New: The Revelation Part 2, I list five reasons why:
1. It encourages us to praise our Lord and Savior.
Revelation is much more than just a story about the Antichrist. Revelation is about the Christ. It will give you a greater love for Jesus!
2. It points to our hope in Jesus.
Revelation shows us that eternal things matter. The more we get to know Jesus in its pages, the more we’ll love Him and want to see Him face to face.
3. It prompts us to live godly lives.
With Jesus coming, we should be motivated to live godly lives. Many Christians would be ashamed if Christ returned right now. We have to get our lives right!
4. It encourages us to proclaim the whole counsel of God.
Scripture warns that the wrath of God will be poured out on unbelievers. But in the midst of judgment, there is the promise of salvation for all who believe. Revelation should encourage us to pray that nonbelievers turn to Jesus and to share the Gospel with as many people as we can.
5. It prepares God’s people for the last days.
Almost 2,000 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, believers desperately await His return. He could come at any moment – which means we need to be ready for it. Studying the book of Revelation prepares and equips us to face persecution because of our faith in Jesus.
My prayer is that through reading this incredible book and focusing on the Lord, you’ll be encouraged, equipped, and strengthened to live boldly for Jesus in these last days!
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